[Mageia-dev] x11-server 1.11.0

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at iki.fi
Tue Aug 30 17:16:00 CEST 2011

On 30.08.2011 17:14, Thierry Vignaud wrote:
> On 30 August 2011 14:58, Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
>>> Just for reference, I've update to x11-server locally. I've thus
>>> migrated the patches and such, so no need for it to be done again, just
>>> ping me!
>>> As for submitting it, I've only tested the intel, synaptics and evdev
>>> drivers (working fine as I type).
>>> I'm happy to submit things, but this will require rebuilds of quite a
>>> lot of packages and will likely cause some issues with proprietary
>>> drivers too.
>> Death to nvidia blob,
>> ( ie, submit now )
> err I've refrained to update to 1.11.0 b/c of that, waitint to know
> if nvidia/amd will be supporting the new ABI.
> as ubuntu isn't swithcing to 1.11.0, I fear AMD won't support
> the new ABI...

AFAICS NVIDIA is held back by a forgotten ABI bump in xserver [1] but
will likely get 1.11 support at least for their main beta driver soon,
as usual (though they may have to skip supporting vanilla 1.11.0).

AMD will indeed most likely not support 1.11 at least for several months
as Ubuntu didn't switch to it.

My vote is submission to /testing if it can be reasonably done at this
point, and submission to /release when NVIDIA releases 1.11 support or
some time (several weeks?) has passed without a NVIDIA release.

I support not waiting until AMD gets support, however, as it would
probably hold back upgrade for too long.

(in any case, we'll want to update ldetect-lst at the same time when
this is pushed to /release to ensure automatic switching to a working

[1] http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2011-August/024752.html

Anssi Hannula

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